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Quote of Epictetus - There is only one way to...


Biography - Epictetus:

*Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: 50 - Died: 125
Period:
2nd century
1st century
Place of birth: Turkey
Turkey

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.




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Quotes for: happiness


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Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Quotes for: will


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Quotes about will:


Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.
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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.
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Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
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We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.
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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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So when any one makes you angry, know that it is your own thought that has angered you.
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If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
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We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
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